Axar Patel takes three wickets as India restrict Australia to a modest total of 242 in fifth ODI

Australia openers David Warner (53) and Aaron Finch (32) laid a solid foundation of 66 runs but the following batsmen failed to sustain the momentum.

FirstCricket Staff, Oct, 01 2017

India restricted Australia to 242 runs for nine wickets in 50 overs in their fifth and final One Day International (ODI) at the VCA stadium in Nagpur on Sunday.

Indian cricket catain Virat Kohli, right and teammate Axar Patel celebrate the wicket of Australian batsman Travis Head during the fifth one-day international cricket match between India and Australia in Nagpur, India, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Virat Kohli (R) and Axar Patel celebrate the wicket of Travis Head during the fifth ODI in Nagpur. AP

After Australian skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat, openers David Warner (53) and Aaron Finch (32) laid a solid foundation of 66 runs but the following batsmen failed to sustain the momentum.

However, Travis Head (42) and Marcus Stoinis (46) put up an 87-run fifth-wicket stand to haul Australia to a respectable total.

For India, left-arm spinner Axar Patel was impressive, claiming three wickets for 38 runs in 10 overs.

India have already sealed the five-match series with a 3-1 lead. The hosts won the first ODI in Chennai by 26 runs (DLS), the second ODI in Kolkata by 50 runs and the third ODI in Indore by five wickets. Australia won the fourth ODI in Bengaluru by 31 runs.

With inputs from agencies

Published Date: Oct 01, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 01, 2017




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